Frith photos prompt happy memories of our personal history, so enjoy this trip down memory lane with our old photos, historic maps, local history books, and memories of Wakefield. Refresh & enjoy your personal memories, or find some that family & friends will love as gifts.

It's free to browse our vintage and retro photographs of Wakefield, but if some spark good memories they are available to buy in a wide range of products, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers, customised calendars. Don't miss other visitors' Memories and maybe connect with those who have shared their memories - you may even know the names, or learn more about the locality.

Old Maps of Wakefield

Historic Maps of Wakefield and the local area.

Sheet Maps of Wakefield

Historic Folded Sheet Maps of Wakefield and the local area, matching current OS Landranger Sheet Maps.

I was brought up on Rufford Street and most children in the surrounding area played in Sparrow Park at the top of the street next to Beaumont's Farm , who delivered our milk daily measured into our own jug. The Park only had swings and a ranty but there was usually a rope swing on a tree by the beck where those daring enough to swing and let go might, or often not, clear the water and land on the far side of the beck. ...see more
I 'lived' in Clarence Park for years when I was a kid. It became my magic Kingdom! I knew every bush and tree and secret trail through the bushes. I would lurk in the bushes and spy on people walking past. I had a favourite tree - a huge beech next to the bowling green. I would climb high in it and sit quietly watching them bowl, hidden by dense leaves. I'd whistle and call to them and put them off bowling, ...see more

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